On 60 Minutes tonight, John Boehner gets mostly friendly treatment. He also takes the opportunity to make clear that he is ready to deal with President Obama. An excerpt, per a release from CBS:
BOEHNER: We have to govern. That’s what we were elected to do.
STAHL: But governing means compromising.
BOEHNER: It means working together.
STAHL: It also means compromising.
BOEHNER: It means finding common ground.
STAHL: Okay, is that compromising?
BOEHNER: I made it clear– I am not going to compromise on my principles, nor am I going to compromise—
STAHL: What are you saying?
BOEHNER: –the will of the American people.
STAHL: You’re saying, “I want common ground, but I’m not going to compromise.” I don’t understand that. I really don’t.
BOEHNER: When you say the word “compromise– “
BOEHNER: a lot of Americans look up and go, “Oh, oh, they’re going to sell me out.” And so finding common ground– I think (NOISE) makes more sense.